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  1. Hello! I have browsing this forum for awhile and appreciate everyones time and advice. To explain a little about my situation, I have a BA in Kinesiology that i completed in 2016. I became a personal trainer after school and really fell in love with client interactions, but felt as though I could do more for myself and my career. I went back to complete some science pre requisites for Physical Therapy school but realized DPT wasn't for me. I decided to leave my job at the commercial training job to work with partners/friends at a private training gym that we started together. This wa
  2. Hi All! I am a graduate student in public health and have worked with providers to inform patient care plans as well as screen patients for adverse childhood experiences, resiliency, quality of life, etc... I have not been an EMT, CNA, Aid, or other roles that are usually seen with direct patient care experience for PA schools. I have already submitted my application, but after attending an information session I am nervous that schools will not count my public health hours as patient care (I made the mistake of listing them as health care experience and not patient care experience). Does
  3. Hi, I wanted to start this topic to see if anyone doing the MPH/MPA dual degree program is active on the forum! I hope to hear back soon!
  4. Hello everyone, I wanted to create a group thread discussing the potential pros/cons of pursuing the PA/MPH route! I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on the new dual degree program.
  5. Hello All, I am relatively new to the pre-PA profession but after a lot of soul searching, I am going to apply again to schools this year. Last year, I only applied to 5 schools. I need help deciding what to do between now and application time. I know there's only a few months left before CASPA opens, but any help is appreciated. Here are some stats about me: Undergrad GPA Overall: 2.5 Science: 2.4 MPH GPA Overall: 3.8 Science classes (2): 4.0 Post-bacc GPA (1 year): Overal: 3.85 Science: 4.0 (got a B in calculus) Misc: Took so
  6. So I applied to a dual degree program. They rejected me for PA but accepted me into their MPH. I think public health is interesting but I wouldn't say it's a huge passion of mine. I thought a good backup plan if I don't get into PA this cycle is to just do the MPH. Not sure how it will play out as I am still waiting on a ton of schools. It's in a great area, so I know I'll like being at that school, and the opportunities are great in the MPH program. However, I'm also concerned about being in a bucketload of debt with two master's degrees by the time I finish, but at the same time moving out o
  7. Hi all, I am 26 years old, interested in applying to PA school next April. I would like advice from current PAs, other PA school applicants, and current PA school students regarding my chances in getting accepted. Education: MPH in Epidemiology (cumulative GPA 3.77) BS in Biology (cumulative GPA 3.64) Certifications: Certified in Public Health (CPH) Work Experience: Current Research Coordinator in Oncology/Genetics field (full-time, 2+ years) Research Assistant in Oncology/Genetics field (full-time for 6 months) Scribe in Primary Care office (1.8 years, ~2600 hou
  8. Hi! I am a soon-to-be grad and I just received an ED offer. I'd like to hear your thoughts. $65/hour base pay (128h/month min) with RVU additionally up to $20/hour. 1.5x base on holidays. 401k with 5% match. Partial health insurance coverage. 1500 CME Malpractice claims made with tail NO PTO (coming to terms that most don't offer this in EDs) The benefits leave a lot to be desired but the hourly seems decent for a new grad. What do you think? Thank you!
  9. Hello Everyone! Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I’m new to the PA Forum, but I desperately need some advice! I am fortunate enough to have been accepted to the dual PA/MPH (Master’s of Public Health) program at Yale and the PA program (MPH is pending) at Emory. However, I’m having a very difficult time deciding between the two so if you have any advice, have gone to either school, or have even been in this position before, I’d love to hear what you have to say! Brief summary: My goal is to be a PA, but my interests are currently in infectious disease and the prevention of s
  10. Hi all, I'm not sure if there is a thread about this topic elsewhere, however, I was unable to find one. I was hoping to get an option on doing a dual PA/MPH Program. Pretty much, I will be able to take 1-2 extra PH classes per semester with my normal PA schedule. However, I have up to 5 years to complete the MPH. Is there an advantage to having two masters in the field? Thank you in advance!
  11. My dad knocking at my bedroom door shouting, “we have to go!” turned out to be the most frightening day of my life. The apartment building we were in was engulfed in flames! From previous training as an EMT and Firefighter, my dad displayed an immense amount of courage instructing my brothers and I as we covered our faces and crawled behind each other until eventually we made it slowly outside with second degree burns. This was the day I learned that if one cannot run, than walk, if one cannot walk, than crawl and no matter how long it may take to reach the end it is optimism and determination
  12. Hello. I had 4 interviews last cycle. I received 3 rejections and 1 alternate list. I am very thankful for being placed on alternate list, because it's not a straight no and I am still being considered. (Staying positive) The program did not mention how many candidates are placed on alternate list. It just says "small group." I will continue to apply for the next application cycle, but I was just wondering if anyone got accepted after placed on alternate list. The program starts in June, and it's already mid-April.
  13. Hello all, I have recently been accepted into a few different programs and I am trying to choose between two schools specifically. They are extremely different. One is the Unviersity of New England, a mid ranked school focused on primary care and rural medicine, emphasizing​ Interprofessional relationships. The other is the more "prestigious" George Washington University that offers a MPH in either epi, policy, or community health in addition. I have spoken to alumni of UNE and they have only positive things to say about the program. I feel that the GW program is very experienced and could po
  14. So I was wondering, but are there PAs that operates as a community leader? I usually see MD/DO/RNs working as a community leader in the position as a Health Officer and Medical Officer, but can PAs hold any positions such as Health Officer or Community Leader with such degrees as a MPH and/or DrPH....just curious.
  15. Good evening all, I was just wondering but how would CASPA calculate science GPA with a MPH degree. I know that the course title Public Health is calculated as other science, but how would it go about applying to all the courses. Im just wondering if anybody had an experience in apply to CASPA following an MPH. PUBH 500 GR EPIDEMIOLOGY I A 4.000 16.00 PUBH 502 GR SOCL & BHVRL HLTH SCI B 4.000 12.00 PUBH 504 GR PBLC HLTH & HLTH DSPRTS A 3.000 12.00 PUBH 512 GR BIOL BASIS OF PUBLIC HEALTH A 1.000 4.00 PUBH 501 GR STAT MTHDS PUB HLTH I B 4.000 12.00
  16. Hello!! I am torn on whether or not to list my wonderful MPH research experience on CASPA. CASPA clearly states that research done for credit should not be listed... so I am instructed not to list it. However, the grading system that is used for my thesis is S/US, which capsa doesn't recognize as for credit. Oh, bother. I think this question is really about what kind of research has been done outside of the auspices of academics, which this does not fall into. Any thoughts? Many thank yous in advance, and forgive if this question is more straightforward that I perceive it to be! D
  17. From the AAPA Facebook page: "Working in Oz PAs can now work in Queensland, Australia. Last month, the Queensland Department of Health issued guidelines on "Physician Assistant (PA) Clinical Governance." This now means PAs can work throughout the health sector in this state. Thanks to PA Rod Hooker for bringing this to our attention." http://www.health.qld.gov.au/qhpolicy/docs/gdl/qh-gdl-397.pdf I'm an Aussie citizen and would love to work there one day (a while down the road...). Anyone know of good resources for employment opportunities/job boards for Oz?
  18. Just curious, who's interviewing in Seattle on the 25th?! There are threads for the other locations but none for this interview session so I thought I'd start one. I'll be there! Flying in from Utah and pretty excited to see what Washington has to offer!
  19. Hello, I'm an aspiring PA student and I have done a lot of research on the differences between MPAS and MPAS/MPH, but lots of the articles I found online reference money and big picture goals for PA's with MPH. They don't really narrow in on differences between jobs you may acquire, leadership positions, or any other true benefit past what you can achieve with just your MPAS. Are there any practicing PA's out there and/or students with enough familiarity with this topic to persuade students considering both? i.e. Why would I want to spend 50-70k more and about 8-12 months more to achieve a
  20. Hey everybody, Probably not the most original post but here it goes - after a few years on the pre-med path I am starting to seriously consider PA school. I graduated undergrad last May with a decent GPA ~ 3.5, took the MCAT last January and got a 27. At that time I felt DO school was the right choice for me but within the last two weeks my doubts have accumulated to the point where I am now posting on this forum. I work as a medical scribe in an ER and seeing the PAs in action has inspired me. I like the position of working with doctors in that setting without necessarily seeing myse
  21. I am confused on the CASPA section regarding listing duties from past work experience/medical experience/volunteer experience/etc. That section, I do believe, allows 40 words which is alot. Is this section supposed to be written in complete sentences or the typical fragmented style usually used on resumes? Anyone that could help!? Thanks!
  22. Any tips on things to add or change would be greatly appreciated! As you guys know, these can be tough to get out. My conclussion is week but I'm blanking on ways to wrap this up. “Welcome to Kyrgyzstan!” my taxi driver greeted me in Russian after I had loaded my luggage into the trunk of his decades-old Lada. Arriving well past midnight on Turkish Airlines flight 346, I caught a fleeting glimpse of the mountainous Central Asian country that was to become my home as an English teacher for the next year as we sped past shuttered bazaars and Soviet-era highrises. Although I had focused on h
  23. For anyone interested in the PA MPH program, I started a blog about my experiences as a PA MPH student (I am currently in my second semester). I really enjoyed reading PA student blogs when I was applying to PA schools I felt they gave a perspective into a program you really couldn't find elsewhere. However, I didn't find any pertaining to any PA MPH programs, so I started my own. Maybe you'll it useful if you're considering applying for, or accepting a spot in a dual degree program. The URL is included in my signature below.
  24. I'm a PA/MPH dual degree, halfway through a three year program, whew! Just wanted to say hi to my fellow duals and see if there is anyone else like me on this forum...
  25. Hi there - I have an MPH and have worked in national and local-level public health for the past 5 years (including time in grad school) and am currently working as an epidemiologist overseas (with a CDC program). I have always been drawn to clinical care though, and am really drawn to type of care provided by a PA. I know that traditionally, clinical roles in public health, and especially epidemiology, have been filled by MD/MPHs (and sometimes RN/MPHs). I have experience in Infectious and Chronic Disease Epi, Public Health Research, and Disease Surveillance, and would love to bri
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